Ileal tone in humans: effects of locoregional distensions and eating.

@article{Coffin1994IlealTI,
  title={Ileal tone in humans: effects of locoregional distensions and eating.},
  author={B Coffin and Marc L{\'e}mann and Bernard Flouri{\'e} and Luc Picon and J. C. Rambaud and Raymond Jian},
  journal={The American journal of physiology},
  year={1994},
  volume={267 4 Pt 1},
  pages={G569-74}
}
Using an electronic barostat in the human terminal ileum, we studied ileal tone in response to various stimuli in 10 healthy volunteers. Phasic activity was also measured by manometry. Graded orad (ileal) and caudad (cecal) balloon distensions did not produce any significant changes in ileal tone at all levels tested, even when a sensation of discomfort was felt. A linear relationship between pressure and volume was observed during in situ isobaric ileal distensions. Meal induced a biphasic… CONTINUE READING